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NWSL Power Rankings

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Opening week, and as with the USL rankings the same formula applies; but with only 9 teams it will be much shorter than the other rankings. One team did not play (Sky Blue FC) due to the unequal number of teams in the league this year.

A short note about methodology. Basically anything that goes against the ‘expected result’ (home team winning) will have greater change in my rankings. A tie would cause the home team to drop slightly, and the away team to rise. A home team losing would be a bigger drop; loss by a large margin would magnify that as well.

NWSL 2018 Power Ranking

Week 2 Week 1 Team Notes
Week 2 Week 1 Team Notes
1 1 North Carolina Courage Two wins in two games, both at home.
1 2 Utah Royals Two road draws.
3 4 Seattle Reign Bye, but other results move them up.
4 2 Chicago Red Stars Gave up 3 goals in home loss.
5 8 Portland Thorns Scored 3 to win on the road.
6 5 Sky Blue FC Loss on the road to the Courage.
7 9 Washington Spirit Won at home in 2 goal shutout.
8 6 Orlando Pride 2 goal loss on the road vs the Spirit.
8 6 Houston Dash 2nd consecutive tie at home.